Type Surname (from location, from nickname & from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. PLANGK(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "plank", from Old French, itself from Late Latin planca. This could have referred to a person who lived by a plank bridge over a stream, someone who was thin, or a carpenter.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPlanche, Planque(French)


Entry updated December 14, 2019